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  • 1. Psy101 PV203 Rick Cucuzza
  • 2. Borderline personality disorder is a mental health disorder that causes major emotional instability. This can lead to a variety of other traumatic mental and behavioral issues. A distorted self-image and feelings of worthlessness are present. Anger, impetuosity and numerous mood swings may impair close relationships.
  • 3. Genetics: Studies of twins and families propose that personality disorders may be hereditary. In the movie the psychiatrist stated that it was 5 times higher being inherited. Environmental factors: Many people with borderline personality disorder have a history of childhood abuse, neglect and separation from caregivers or family. Brain abnormalities: Some research has revealed changes in certain areas of the brain involved in emotions, impulsivity and anger. Also, certain brain chemicals that help control mood, such as serotonin, may be regulated poorly.
  • 4. Impulsive and risky behavior, such as unsafe sex, gambling sprees or illegal drug use Understanding of destructive tendencies, including selfdamage, but unable to control it Uncontrollable mood swings Short but intense bouts of apprehension and despair Inappropriate anger, sometimes escalating into physical fights Difficulty controlling emotions or impulses Suicidal tendencies Feeling misunderstood, abandoned, alone, or hopeless Feelings of self disgust and self repugnance
  • 5. Psychotherapy Dialectical behavior therapy: Designed specifically to treat borderline personality disorder. Generally done through individual, group and phone counseling, DBT uses a skills-based approach combined with physical and meditation-like exercises to teach you how to regulate your emotions, tolerate distress and improve relationships. Cognitive behavioral therapy: Work with a therapist to become aware of inaccurate, negative or ineffective thinking; view challenging situations more clearly and objectively; and search for and put into practice alternative solution strategies. Mentalization-based therapy: A type of talk therapy that helps you identify and separate your own thoughts and feelings from those of people around you. MBT emphasizes thinking before reacting. Schema-focused therapy: It combines therapy approaches to help you evaluate repetitive life themes so that you can identify positive patterns and change negative ones. Transference-focused psychotherapy: Also called psychodynamic psychotherapy, TFP aims to help you understand your emotions and interpersonal difficulties through the developing relationship between you and your therapist, which are then applied to ongoing situations. Medications: They can't cure it, but they can help with depression and anxiety. They may include antidepressants, antipsychotics and anti-anxiety drugs. Hospitalization: To keep you safe from self-injury or suicidal behaviors.
  • 6. In 1967, 18 year old Susanna Kaysen was committed to Claymoore Hospital after taking an overdose of aspirin, followed by a bottle of booze. She denied that she had tried to commit suicide but her doctor recommends she gets some rest and sends her there for treatment.
  • 7. Crazy, is you or me amplified How am I supposed to recover if I dont understand the disease? Dont drop anchor here
  • 8. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/borderline-personality-disorder/DS00442 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borderline_personality_disorder